ID Card Printers

Fargo DTC4250e

ID Card Printer & Encoder

  • Modular, scalable design enables migration
  • Dye-sublimation; Resin thermal transfer
  • Swift ID™
  • Inline Printing and Encoding
  • Wi-Fi® Compatible*
  • Rewrite Technology
  • USB Connectivity
  • USB and Ethernet Standard
  • SmartScreen™ Graphical Display
  • Printer Password Protection
  • Fluorescent Panel (UV Printing)
    * Requires HID WI-FI module (sold separately) and Ethernet-enabled printe

Ideal solutions for:

  • Corporate ID
  • Sports and Leisure
  • Health Clubs
  • Retail Loyalty
  • Casinos
  • Transportation
  • K-12 Schools
  • Healthcare
  • Manufacturing
  • State and Local Government
  • Universities
  • Government / Military

Optional features:

  • Dual-sided Printing
  • Magnetic Stripe Encoding
  • Contact Smart Card Encoding
  • 125 kHz (HID Global Prox) Reader
  • 13.56 MHz (iCLASS®, MIFARE®, ISO 14443 A/B, ISO 15693) Read/Write Encoder
  • Same-side Input/Output Card Hopper
  • Dual-input Card Hopper

Resolution: 300 dpi (11.8 dots/mm) continuous tone

Colors: Up to 16.7 million / 256 shades per pixel

Print Ribbon Options: Options include easy-to-use ribbon with disposable ribbon cartridge (EZ) and more economical and eco-friendly refill ribbon for cartridge (ECO).

  • Both EZ and ECO:
    • Resin black (standard), 1000 prints
  • EZ only:
    • Full-color with resin black and overlay panel, YMCKO*, 250 prints
    • Full-color half-panel with resin black and overlay panel, YMCKO*, 350 prints
    • Full-color with two resin black panels and overlay panel, YMCKOK*, 200 prints
    • Full-color with fluorescing, resin black and overlay panel, YMCFKO*, 200 prints
    • Full-color with fluorescing, two resin black panels and overlay panel, YMCFKOK*, 175 prints ƒ Resin black and overlay panel, KO*, 500 prints
    • Dye-sublimation black and overlay panel, BO*, 500 prints
    • Resin green, blue, red, white, silver, gold, 1000 prints
    • Resin silver and gold metallic, 500 prints
  • Rewrite technology – no ribbon is required

Print Speed**: 6 seconds per card (K*); 8 seconds per card (KO*); 16 seconds per card (YMCKO*); 24 seconds per card (YMCKOK*)

Accepted Standard Card Sizes: CR-80; CR-79 adhesive back

Accepted Card Thickness: Print only: .009 ̋ – .040 ̋ / 9 mil – 40 mil / .229 mm – 1.016 mm; print: .030 ̋ – .040 ̋ / 30 mil – 40 mil / .762 mm – 1.02 mm

Accepted Card Types: PVC or polyester cards with polished PVC finish; monochrome resin required for 100% polyester cards; optical memory cards with PVC finish; rewrite

Input Hopper Card Capacity: Up to 100 cards (.030″ / .762 mm)

Output Hopper Card Capacity: Up to 100 cards (.030 ̋ / .762 mm)

Reject Hopper Card Capacity: Up to 100 cards (.030 ̋ / .762 mm) – same-side input / output card hopper

Card Cleaning: Card cleaning roller integrated into ribbon cartridge; cleaning roller is automatically replaced with each ribbon change

Memory: 32 MB RAM

Software Drivers: Windows® XP / Vista™ (32 bit & 64 bit) / Server 2003, 2008, 2012 / Windows® 7, 8 & 10 (32 & 64 bit), MAC OS X 10.5/10.6/10.7/10.8/10.9/10.10 Linux***

Operating Temperature: 65° to 80° F / 18° to 27° C

Humidity: 20–80% non-condensing

Printer Dimensions:

  • Single-sided printer: 9.8 ̋ H x 18.1 ̋ W x 9.2 ̋ D / 249 mm H x 460 mm W x 234 mm D
  • Dual-sided printer: 9.8 ̋ H x 18.7 ̋ W x 9.2 ̋ D / 249 mm H x 475 mm W x 234 mm D

Printer Weight: Single-sided printer: 9lbs / 4.1 Kg; dual-sided printer: 11lbs / 5 Kg; printer

Supply Voltage: 100-240Vac, 50-60Hz, 1.6 Amps max

Supply Frequency: 50 Hz / 60 Hz

Supported Access Control Credential Programming: iCLASS® Standard/SE/SR/Seos, MIFARE Classic™, MIFARE DESFire® EV1, HID Prox

* Indicates the ribbon type and the number of ribbon panels printed where Y=yellow, M=magenta, C=cyan, K=resin black, O=overlay, B=dye sublimation black.
** Print speed indicates an approximate print speed and is measured from the time a card drops into the output hopper to the time the next card drops into the output hopper. Print speeds do not include encoding time or the time needed for the PC to process the image. Process time is dependent on the size of the file, the CPU, amount of RAM and the amount of available resources at the time of the print.
***Call for Linux OS Availability

Additional information

Brand

Fargo

Card Volume

High

Print Sides

Single, Dual Optional

Print Method

Direct to Card

Networkable

Yes

Printer Options

Mag Stripe Encoding, Smart Card Encoding